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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225604/a-microfluidic-device-for-studying-controllable-hydrodynamic-flow-induced-cellular-responses
#1
Chunhong Zheng, Xiannian Zhang, Chunmei Li, Yuhong Pang, Yanyi Huang
Hydrodynamic flow is an essential stimulus in many cellular functions, regulating many mechanical sensitive pathways and closely associating with human health status and diseases. The flow pattern of blood in vessels is the key factor in causing atherosclerosis. Hemodynamics has great effect on endothelial cells' gene expression and biological functions. There are various tools that can be used for studying flow-induced cellular responses but most of them are either bulky or lack of precise controllability...
February 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193703/methylation-in-the-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-gene-is-associated-with-cerebral-ischemic-stroke
#2
Hsiu-Fen Lin, Edward Hsi, Ling-Chun Huang, Yi-Chu Liao, Suh-Hang H Juo, Ruey-Tay Lin
Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) is involved in the pathophysiology of stroke. Previous studies have shown that MMP-2 activity is increased in stroke; however, evidence of epigenetic regulation of the MMP-2 in stroke is still limited. We examined methylation of the MMP-2 promoter in patients with ischemic stroke. This study included 298 patients with ischemic stroke and 258 age-matched and sex-matched controls. MMP-2 promoter methylation levels were measured by pyrosequencing at eight potential cytosine-guanine (CpG) sites...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155699/contrast-enhanced-micro-ct-imaging-in-murine-carotid-arteries-a-new-protocol-for-computing-wall-shear-stress
#3
Ruoyu Xing, David De Wilde, Gayle McCann, Yanto Ridwan, Jelle T C Schrauwen, Anton F W van der Steen, Frank J H Gijsen, Kim Van der Heiden
BACKGROUND: Wall shear stress (WSS) is involved in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis. The correlation between WSS and atherosclerosis can be investigated over time using a WSS-manipulated atherosclerotic mouse model. To determine WSS in vivo, detailed 3D geometry of the vessel network is required. However, a protocol to reconstruct 3D murine vasculature using this animal model is lacking. In this project, we evaluated the adequacy of eXIA 160, a small animal contrast agent, for assessing murine vascular network on micro-CT...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129470/the-water-channel-aqp1-is-expressed-in-human-atherosclerotic-vascular-lesions-and-aqp1-deficiency-augments-angiotensin-ii-induced-atherosclerosis-in-mice
#4
Pamela Wintmo, Søren H Johansen, Pernille B L Hansen, Jes S Lindholt, Sigitas Urbonavicius, Lars M Rasmussen, Peter Bie, Boye L Jensen, Jane Stubbe
AIM: The water channel aquaporin 1 (AQP1) promotes endothelial cell migration. It was hypothesized that AQP1 promotes neovascularization and growth of atherosclerotic plaques. METHODS: AQP1 immunoreactivity and protein abundance was examined in human and murine atherosclerotic lesions and aortic aneurysms. Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) knockout (-/-) and AQP1-/-ApoE-/- were developed and fed western diet (WD) for 8 and 16 weeks to accelerate the atherosclerosis process...
January 27, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109921/coronary-artery-pet-mr-imaging-feasibility-limitations-and-solutions
#5
Philip M Robson, Marc R Dweck, Maria Giovanna Trivieri, Ronan Abgral, Nicolas A Karakatsanis, Johanna Contreras, Umesh Gidwani, Jagat P Narula, Valentin Fuster, Jason C Kovacic, Zahi A Fayad
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe the authors' initial experience with combined coronary artery positron emission tomographic (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) and (18)F-sodium fluoride ((18)F-NaF) radiotracers, describe common problems and their solutions, and demonstrate the feasibility of coronary PET/MR imaging in appropriate patients. BACKGROUND: Recently, PET imaging has been applied to the aortic valve and regions of atherosclerosis...
January 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088807/posterior-versus-anterior-circulation-stroke-in-young-adults-a-comparative-study-of-stroke-aetiologies-and-risk-factors-in-stroke-among-young-fabry-patients-sifap1
#6
Bettina von Sarnowski, Ulf Schminke, Ulrike Grittner, Christian Tanislav, Tobias Böttcher, Michael G Hennerici, Turgut Tatlisumak, Jukka Putaala, Manfred Kaps, Franz Fazekas, Christian Enzinger, Arndt Rolfs, Christof Kessler
BACKGROUND: Although 20-30% of all strokes occur in the posterior circulation, few studies have explored the characteristics of patients with strokes in the posterior compared to the anterior circulation so far. Especially data on young patients is missing. METHODS: In this secondary analysis of data of the prospective multi-centre European sifap1 study that investigated stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients aged 18-55 years, we compared vascular risk factors, stroke aetiology, presence of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and cerebral microbleeds (CMB) between patients with ischaemic posterior circulation stroke (PCS) and those having suffered from anterior circulation stroke (ACS) based on cerebral MRI...
January 14, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076021/radiologic-assessment-of-native-renal-vasculature-a-multimodality-review
#7
Sayf Al-Katib, Monisha Shetty, Syed Mohammad A Jafri, Syed Zafar H Jafri
A wide range of clinically important anatomic variants and pathologic conditions may affect the renal vasculature, and radiologists have a pivotal role in the diagnosis and management of these processes. Because many of these entities may not be suspected clinically, renal artery and vein assessment is an essential application of all imaging modalities. An understanding of the normal vascular anatomy is essential for recognizing clinically important anatomic variants. An understanding of the protocols used to optimize imaging modalities also is necessary...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059659/antiplatelet-therapy-for-the-prevention-of-peri-coiling-thromboembolism-in-high-risk-patients-with-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
#8
Nancy J Edwards, Wesley H Jones, Aditya Sanzgiri, Juan Corona, Mark Dannenbaum, Peng Roc Chen
OBJECTIVE The most frequent procedural complication of the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms is a thromboembolic event (TEE); in a subset of patients, such events will cause permanent neurological disability. In patients with unruptured aneurysms, increasing evidence supports the use of periprocedural antiplatelet therapy to prevent TEEs. The object of this study was to evaluate whether patients with ruptured aneurysms and subarachnoid hemorrhage would also benefit from periprocedural antiplatelet therapy...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059035/the-sdldl-reduces-mrc1-expression-level-and-secretion-of-histamine-in-differentiated-m2-macrophages-from-patients-with-coronary-artery-stenosis
#9
Ameneh Yarnazari, Mohammad Najafi, Parisa Hassanpour, Syed Reza Hosseini-Fard, Abdollah Amirfarhangi
The macrophage polarization is proposed to be involved in initial events and remodeling of atherosclerosis plaques. Mannose receptor, C type 1 (MRC1) is a trans-membrane glycoprotein participating in phagocytosis and, is highly expressed in the M2 macrophages. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of sdLDL (small dense LDL) on the MRC1 gene expression level and secretion of histamine in the differentiated M2 macrophages from monocytes of patients with coronary artery stenosis and healthy subjects...
January 5, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052272/ischemic-stroke-in-young-adults-of-northern-china-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-recurrence
#10
Fang Li, Li Yang, Rui Yang, Wei Xu, Fu-Ping Chen, Nan Li, Jin-Biao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Young adults accounted for 10-14% of ischemic stroke patients. The risk factors may differ in this population from elder patients. In addition, the factors associated with stroke recurrence in this population have not been well investigated. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate the characteristics and risk factors associated with recurrence of ischemic stroke in young adults. METHODS: Clinical data of 1,395 patients of age 18-45 years who were treated between 2008 and 2014 in 3 centers located in northern China was reviewed...
January 5, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048943/modeling-small-angle-x-ray-scattering-data-for-low-density-lipoproteins-insights-into-the-fatty-core-packing-and-phase-transition
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Selma Maric, Tania Kjellerup Lind, Jeppe Lyngsø, Marité Cárdenas, Jan Skov Pedersen
Atherosclerosis and its clinical consequences are the leading cause of death in the western hemisphere. While many studies throughout the last decades have aimed at understanding the disease, the clinical markers in use today still fail to accurately predict the risks. The role of the current main clinical indicator, low density lipoprotein (LDL), in depositing fat to the vessel wall is believed to be the onset of the process. However, many subfractions of the LDL, which differ both in structure and composition, are present in the blood and among different individuals...
January 10, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041720/atrial-fibrillation-is-a-major-cause-of-stroke-in-apneic-patients-a-prospective-study
#12
M Poli, P Philip, J Taillard, S Debruxelles, P Renou, J M Orgogozo, F Rouanet, I Sibon
OBJECTIVES: Large prospective studies have established that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Heterogeneous results have been published about SDB and ischaemic stroke mechanism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between poststroke apneic syndrome and stroke aetiologies according to the ASCO classification. METHODS: A total of 134 patients with acute ischaemic cerebrovascular events were prospectively included...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034657/failure-of-physiologic-transformation-of-spiral-arteries-endothelial-and-trophoblast-cell-activation-and-acute-atherosis-in-the-basal-plate-of-the-placenta
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Carlos A Labarrere, Hector L Dicarlo, Elaine Bammerlin, James W Hardin, Yeon M Kim, Piya Chaemsaithong, David M Haas, Ghassan S Kassab, Roberto Romero
BACKGROUND: Failure of physiologic transformation of spiral arteries has been reported in preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, fetal death, and spontaneous preterm labor with intact or ruptured membranes. Spiral arteries with failure of physiologic transformation are prone to develop atherosclerotic-like lesions of atherosis. There are striking parallels between preeclampsia and atherosclerotic disease, and between lesions of atherosis and atherosclerosis. Endothelial activation, identified by intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) expression, is present in atherosclerotic-like lesions of heart transplantation, and is considered a manifestation of rejection...
December 26, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008000/stroke-outcomes-are-worse-with-larger-leukoaraiosis-volumes
#14
Wi-Sun Ryu, Sung-Ho Woo, Dawid Schellingerhout, Min Uk Jang, Kyoung-Jong Park, Keun-Sik Hong, Sang-Wuk Jeong, Jeong-Yong Na, Ki-Hyun Cho, Joon-Tae Kim, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Ku Han, Jun Lee, Jae-Kwan Cha, Dae-Hyun Kim, Soo Joo Lee, Youngchai Ko, Yong-Jin Cho, Byung-Chul Lee, Kyung-Ho Yu, Mi Sun Oh, Jong-Moo Park, Kyusik Kang, Kyung Bok Lee, Tai Hwan Park, Juneyoung Lee, Heung-Kook Choi, Kiwon Lee, Hee-Joon Bae, Dong-Eog Kim
Leukoaraiosis or white matter hyperintensities are frequently observed on magnetic resonance imaging of stroke patients. We investigated how white matter hyperintensity volumes affect stroke outcomes, generally and by subtype. In total, 5035 acute ischaemic stroke patients were enrolled. Strokes were classified as large artery atherosclerosis, small vessel occlusion, or cardioembolism. White matter hyperintensity volumes were stratified into quintiles. Mean age (± standard deviation) was 66.3 ± 12.8, 59.6% male...
January 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005493/vasa-vasorum-arteriopathy
#15
R Kohnken, B A Scansen, C Premanandan
The vasa vasorum is a delicate network of small arterioles that supplies nutrients to the adventitia and outer media of large arteries. In humans, dysfunction of the vasa vasorum contributes to the pathogenesis of aortic dissection and atherosclerosis. Twenty-four cats from 1 to 18 years of age were prospectively evaluated. Cases were divided into 3 cohorts-with systemic hypertension, without systemic hypertension, and uncertain. Histologic sections of the aorta and main pulmonary artery, as well as sections of kidney and lung, were blindly examined by 2 pathologists...
January 1, 2016: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960181/stroke-mechanisms
#16
Ka Sing Wong, Louis R Caplan, Jong S Kim
Recent advances in neuroimaging technologies, such as diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), perfusion weighted computed tomography (CT)/MRI, MR/CT angiography and Doppler ultrasonography allow us to determine the mechanisms of stroke and transient ischemic attack. In addition, high-resolution vessel wall MRI is nowadays increasingly used to understand the stroke mechanism in patients with intracranial atherosclerosis. Artery to artery embolism, hypoperfusion and the combination of the two are the important stroke mechanisms in patients with extracranial atherosclerosis...
2016: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932352/local-vascular-gene-therapy-with-apolipoprotein-a-i-to-promote-regression-of-atherosclerosis
#17
Bradley K Wacker, Nagadhara Dronadula, Jingwan Zhang, David A Dichek
OBJECTIVE: Gene therapy, delivered directly to the blood vessel wall, could potentially prevent atherosclerotic lesion growth and promote atherosclerosis regression. Previously, we reported that a helper-dependent adenoviral (HDAd) vector expressing apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) in carotid endothelium of fat-fed rabbits reduced early (4 weeks) atherosclerotic lesion growth. Here, we tested whether the same HDAd-delivered to the existing carotid atherosclerotic lesions-could promote regression...
February 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913202/adiponectin-gene-polymorphism-and-ischemic-stroke-subtypes-in-a-chinese-population
#18
Shanshan Li, Ning Lu, Zhongnan Li, Bin Jiao, Hanping Wang, Jia Yang, Tao Yu
As an adipose tissue-specific protein, adiponectin has been suggested as a protective factor for stroke, acting through anti-inflammatory and antiatherogenic effects. Therefore, we aimed to investigate whether 3 polymorphisms (rs1501299, rs2241767, and rs3774261) in the adiponectin (ADIPOQ) gene and their haplotypes were associated with ischemic stroke (IS) and its subtypes in a Chinese population. ADIPOQ gene rs1501299, rs2241767, and rs3774261 polymorphisms were analyzed in 385 IS patients, including 182 patients with large-artery atherosclerosis (LAA), 203 patients with small-vessel occlusion (SVO), and 418 matched controls...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899751/air-pollution-is-associated-with-ischemic-stroke-via-cardiogenic-embolism
#19
Jong-Won Chung, Oh Young Bang, Kangmo Ahn, Sang-Soon Park, Tai Hwan Park, Jae Guk Kim, Youngchai Ko, SooJoo Lee, Kyung Bok Lee, Jun Lee, Kyusik Kang, Jong-Moo Park, Yong-Jin Cho, Keun-Sik Hong, Hyun-Wook Nah, Dae-Hyun Kim, Jae-Kwan Cha, Wi-Sun Ryu, Dong-Eog Kim, Joon-Tae Kim, Jay Chol Choi, Mi-Sun Oh, Kyung-Ho Yu, Byung-Chul Lee, Ji Sung Lee, Juneyoung Lee, Hong-Kyun Park, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Ku Han, Hee-Joon Bae
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assessed the impact of short-term exposure to air pollution on ischemic stroke subtype, while focusing on stroke caused via cardioembolism. METHODS: From a nationwide, multicenter, prospective, stroke registry database, 13 535 patients with acute ischemic stroke hospitalized to 12 participating centers were enrolled in this study. Data on the hourly concentrations of particulate matter <10 μm, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), ozone (O3), and carbon monoxide (CO) were collected from 181 nationwide air pollution surveillance stations...
January 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883026/inhibition-of-lysophosphatidic-acid-receptors-1-and-3-attenuates-atherosclerosis-development-in-ldl-receptor-deficient-mice
#20
Eva Kritikou, Gijs H M van Puijvelde, Thomas van der Heijden, Peter J van Santbrink, Maarten Swart, Frank H Schaftenaar, Mara J Kröner, Johan Kuiper, Ilze Bot
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a natural lysophospholipid present at high concentrations within lipid-rich atherosclerotic plaques. Upon local accumulation in the damaged vessels, LPA can act as a potent activator for various types of immune cells through its specific membrane receptors LPA1/3. LPA elicits chemotactic, pro-inflammatory and apoptotic effects that lead to atherosclerotic plaque progression. In this study we aimed to inhibit LPA signaling by means of LPA1/3 antagonism using the small molecule Ki16425...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
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